Painting and printmaking are my primary mediums of artistic expression. I love the richness in the feeling of my brush pushing paint across the canvas, the mixing of colors. I have always found a keen pleasure in creating prints; in moving from paper to linoleum, from carving to printing, loving every step of creating art. I do everything without the use of a press – finding joy in the labor and unique results of hand-pulled prints. My subject matter flows from my admiration of the natural world to the beauty and power of the human form, and its relationship with nature. I find myself enamored by tiny patterns or burst of color in nature, in little discoveries in the earth, the bark, or insects. I love bringing to life these often overlooked treasures. The beauty we can not only create, but find in the world around us, is my greatest source of inspiration. .